In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
cup butter or margarine
½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
1 ½ cups rice flour
½ cup sweet rice flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Cream butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla. Thoroughly combines flours, salt, xanthan gum and nuts. Add to butter mixture. Form dough into 1 balls. Place on un-greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool on sheet for 1 - 2 minutes. Remove and immediately roll in additional powdered sugar. Cool completely and roll again in powdered sugar.